As of May 29, 2007, 8 poker professionals have given their consent to join the International Players Advisory Council (IPAC) that will talk with World Series of Poker (WSOP) officials about ways to attract poker participants from outside of North America.
Among the players who have accepted slots on the committee are former WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem, Andrew Black, Ben Roberts, Donnacha O'Dea, Gus Hansen, Isabelle Mercier, Marcel Luske and Willie Tann. Well-known poker player and business executive Wendeen Eolis has agreed to lead the council as its chairwoman.
The Commissioner of the World Series of Poker, Jeffrey Pollack is the executive chairman of the council. Mr. Pollack said that the number of poker players outside the United States is increasing and the WSOP is expanding to different poker tournaments all over the world.
The new council would be able to help meet the needs of the international players of the game of poker. Pollack also said that their main goal is to have a clear and open communication channel and give all poker players new options to consider.
Eolis said that the members of the IPAC welcome the challenge to act as a go between for the WSOP, the board and the players.
06/03/2007 20:59 PM